ICD-10-CM Code H47.6
Disorders of visual cortex
Non-Billable CodeNon-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
ICD Code H47.6 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of H47.6 that describes the diagnosis 'disorders of visual cortex' in more detail.
- H47.6 Disorders of visual cortex NON-BILLABLE
- H47.61 NON-BILLABLE
- H47.62 Disorders of visual cortex NON-BILLABLE
- H47.621 Disorders of visual cortex in (due to) inflammatory disorders, right side of brain BILLABLE
- H47.622 Disorders of visual cortex in (due to) inflammatory disorders, left side of brain BILLABLE
- H47.629 Disorders of visual cortex in (due to) inflammatory disorders, unspecified side of brain BILLABLE
- H47.63 Disorders of visual cortex NON-BILLABLE
- H47.64 Disorders of visual cortex NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code H476 is used to code Cortical blindness
Cortical blindness is the total or partial loss of vision in a normal-appearing eye caused by damage to the brain's occipital cortex. Cortical blindness can be acquired or congenital, and may also be transient in certain instances. Acquired cortical blindness is most often caused by loss of blood flow to the occipital cortex from either unilateral or bilateral posterior cerebral artery blockage (ischemic stroke) and by cardiac surgery. In most cases, the complete loss of vision is not permanent and the patient may recover some of their vision (Cortical visual impairment). Congenital cortical blindness is most often caused by perinatal ischemic stroke, encephalitis, and meningitis. Rarely, a patient with acquired cortical blindness may have little or no insight that they have lost vision, a phenomenon known as Anton–Babinski syndrome.
|ICD 9 Code:||377.75|
Coding Notes for H47.6 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Also Note:
Code AlsoA Code Also note indicates that two or more codes may be required to fully describe a condition, but the order of codes is at the coder's discretion. Code order depends on the severity of the conditions and the reason for the encounter.
- Underlying condition
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Injury to visual cortex S04.04 - instead, use code S04.04